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Support pledged for young Caribbean entrepreneurs at Commonwealth meeting

May 2, 2015
Support pledged for young Caribbean entrepreneurs at Commonwealth meeting ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Youth ministers and youth leaders in the Caribbean have called for “strong recognition” of the needs and aspirations of young people at a high-level conference in Antigua and Barbuda. In a joint statement issued on Thursday, the governments of 15 Commonwealth Caribbean...

New report unveils far-reaching policy agenda to transform economies and gender equality

May 1, 2015
New report unveils far-reaching policy agenda to transform economies and gender equality PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- UN Women has launched its flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights”, which highlights how economies have failed to guarantee women's empowerment and the full exercise of their economic and...

Women's rights rapporteurs conduct study visit to four Caribbean countries

April 30, 2015
Women's rights rapporteurs conduct study visit to four Caribbean countries PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Rashida Manjoo, United Nations special rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, as well as Commissioner Tracy Robinson, in her capacity as rapporteur on the rights of women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...

RSF looks back on 30 years of defending freedom of information

April 30, 2015
RSF looks back on 30 years of defending freedom of information PARIS, France -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is marking its 30th anniversary by publishing a report that looks back on the three decades it has spent defending freedom of information. Entitled “Saving independent journalism - 30 years defending media,” the report examines what RSF...

Signs of recovery in Caribbean golf market, new study finds

April 30, 2015
Signs of recovery in Caribbean golf market, new study finds MIAMI, USA -- Tuesday saw the launch of the 2015 Caribbean Golf Overview from KPMG’s Golf Advisory Practice, at the annual Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit in Florida. The report, which provides invaluable figures for key stakeholders in the golf industry, is KPMG’s latest...

CARDI, ITC and EU to roll out 3.5 million Euro regional coconut project

April 29, 2015
CARDI, ITC and EU to roll out 3.5 million Euro regional coconut project CASTRIES, St Lucia -- As the demand for coconut products skyrockets, the coconut industry has significant potential to contribute to economic development and poverty reduction in Caribbean countries. The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in partnership with...

Texas Caribbean community to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month on June 1

April 29, 2015
Texas Caribbean community to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month on June 1 HOUSTON, USA -- Members of Texas growing Caribbean-American, immigrant and Diaspora community are preparing to make the journey to celebrate, for the first time, Caribbean Heritage Month inside the State Capitol Rotunda in Austin on Monday, June 1, 2015. The city of Houston is home to...

G20 presidency pledges focus on inclusive development

April 23, 2015
G20 presidency pledges focus on inclusive development WASHINGTON, USA -- The G20 presidency has re-iterated its pledge to ensure that inclusive development is a central focus of its summit in November. This follows a high-level annual dialogue with Commonwealth and La Francophonie (CF) countries in Washington last week.

Pensions at risk for millions in the Caribbean, says IDB report

April 21, 2015
Pensions at risk for millions in the Caribbean, says IDB report WASHINGTON, USA -- Experts and policy makers gathered on Monday at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to discuss the future of pensions in Latin America and the Caribbean. A panel discussion moderated by CNN journalist Gabriela Frias explored different policy approaches...

EarthTalk: What can I do for Earth Day 2015?

April 20, 2015
EarthTalk: What can I do for Earth Day 2015? April 22, 2015, is the 45th annual celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Back then, thousands of colleges and universities organized protests.

Regional commission to assess cannabis use in the Caribbean

April 17, 2015
Regional commission to assess cannabis use in the Caribbean CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Regional heads of government in the Caribbean have agreed to establish a regional commission on cannabis to conduct an enquiry into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding cannabis use in Central America and the Caribbean and to advise on possible...

Mentoring to tackle the problem of gangs, says Caribbean institute

April 15, 2015
Mentoring to tackle the problem of gangs, says Caribbean institute BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Mentorship Institute (CMI) says it is alarmed by the number of young people who have been associated with gang-related activities within the Caribbean region. The Institute, which focuses on the mentoring of young people, believes that mentoring...

Former USVI senator in Europe to expand upcoming book

April 14, 2015
Former USVI senator in Europe to expand upcoming book SIENA, Italy -- Former US Virgin Islands senator Wayne James is in Europe expanding his anticipated, cutting-edge book on men's manners, Manly Manners: Lifestyle & Modern Etiquette for the Young Man of the 21st Century, from the originally planned 800 pages to 950 pages.

Obama cautions against legalisation of marijuana

April 13, 2015
Obama cautions against legalisation of marijuana KINGSTON, Jamaica (WINN) -- The American government may not decriminalize or legalize marijuana on a national level anytime soon, said US president Barack Obama, addressing a question last week from a Rastafarian man at a town hall meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, during his visit to that island.

Press organisation calls for reaffirmed commitment to freedom of expression

April 13, 2015
Press organisation calls for reaffirmed commitment to freedom of expression PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA), through a delegation visiting Panama, on Thursday announced an open proclamation that called on government leaders of the Americas taking part in the seventh Summit of the Americas to “reaffirm their commitment to freedom...

Caribbean reparations discussed in New York City

April 13, 2015
Caribbean reparations discussed in New York City NEW YORK, USA -- On Friday, delegates from many countries assembled at York College in New York City to discuss the possibilities of seeking reparations for crimes committed against their people by many European countries and the United States. This invitation was extended to them by the...

Commonwealth and La Francophonie to hold 'vital' dialogue with G20

April 11, 2015
Commonwealth and La Francophonie to hold 'vital' dialogue with G20 LONDON, England -- Commonwealth and La Francophonie member countries will flag pressing development challenges and priorities at a dialogue with the G20 in Washington, DC, on 14 April. The annual outreach, convened by the Secretariats of the Commonwealth and La Francophonie...

ACP sugar suppliers alarmed at collapse in sugar prices

April 11, 2015
ACP sugar suppliers alarmed at collapse in sugar prices BRUSSELS, Belgium (ACP) -- The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group sugar suppliers to the EU market are deeply concerned with the sharp decline in the sugar prices, which has come much sooner than expected. This, in ACP’s view, is the direct consequence of the imminent abolition of...

Obama launches Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

April 10, 2015
Obama launches Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative KINGSTON, Jamaica -- US President Barack Obama on Thursday launched the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society activists. Building on the success of the president’s young leader initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa...

Book review: The iPINIONS Journal - Commentaries on the Global Events of 2014 by Anthony L. Hall

April 10, 2015
Book review: The iPINIONS Journal - Commentaries on the Global Events of 2014 by Anthony L. Hall Not content to remind us every Spring of the sometimes distressingly swift passage of each year, we now have to figure out where an entire decade has gone, with the publication of Caribbean News Now op-ed columnist Anthony Hall’s tenth retrospective compendium of insights and observations on...

Caribbean-American publisher faces intimidation, media suppression in Connecticut

April 8, 2015
Caribbean-American publisher faces intimidation, media suppression in Connecticut HARTFORD, USA -- After several months of systematic attempts by Mayor Pedro Segarra and his administration to intimidate the Caribbean-American editor of The Hartford Guardian, she is speaking out about media suppression in Connecticut. Ann-Marie Adams, the founder of the award-winning...

Ceramic objects yield ancient narratives of Central America's first peoples

April 8, 2015
Ceramic objects yield ancient narratives of Central America's first peoples NEW YORK, USA -- The National Museum of the American Indian's George Gustav Heye Center in New York and the Smithsonian Latino Center present "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed," a major bilingual exhibition making its New York debut after a first run in...

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Hope is a thing with feathers...

April 7, 2015
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Hope is a thing with feathers... Navigating “Island” Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: “Hope is a thing with feathers…” The hope is that this submission...

Interview with Sierra Leone social advocate Herbert Bangura

April 4, 2015
Interview with Sierra Leone social advocate Herbert Bangura KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Herbert Bangura is the executive director of Young Peace Builders (YPB), a youth-led social advocacy organisation based in Freetown, Sierra Leone (SL). Caribbean News Now contributor Juleus Ghunta first learned about YPB in 2010 in Rwanda where he met Bangura at a...

Caribbean governments urged to pass proceeds of crime legislation

March 30, 2015
Caribbean governments urged to pass proceeds of crime legislation BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Those Caribbean governments that have not yet passed proceeds of crime legislation are being urged to do so. Consul general at the US Embassy, Mark Bysfield, made this call on Friday while addressing the official opening of the Regional Security...

Caribbean cocoa inspires the world's chocolatiers

March 28, 2015
Caribbean cocoa inspires the world's chocolatiers MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The popularity of dark chocolate throughout the world has surpassed just being a flavour of the month. The rapid growth in demand for fine flavour cocoa, primarily used in the sought-after dark chocolate, over the past five years, is set to continue bringing lucrative benefits...

UN unveils permanent memorial to victims of transatlantic slave trade

March 27, 2015
UN unveils permanent memorial to victims of transatlantic slave trade NEW YORK, USA -- United Nations officials on Wednesday welcomed the unveiling at the world body’s New York headquarters of a permanent memorial to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, which they acknowledged was one of the most horrific tragedies of modern history.

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